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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...
Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
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Very informative - worth the trip.

This was one of the key stops of the Underground Railroad. The tour guide very informative and knowledgeable of the history of the house and the Underground Railroad. We learned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This was one of the key stops of the Underground Railroad. The tour guide very informative and knowledgeable of the history of the house and the Underground Railroad. We learned several things that you may not read about in the history books. Will likely give you a new perspective as it did us. House is small so tour is short.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The tour was very unorganized. When we arrived, another group was there in the middle of their tour. The tour guide rushed us through a portion of the tour to catch us up with the other group. She was talking so fast I could hardly keep up. Once she put us with the other group, she slowed down a bit... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

So impactful and humbling! This house is such an interesting part of Tennessee and American history that not many are exposed to. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and give you the opportunity to see what African Americans had to endure in their journey to freedom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We (a family of four from Norway with kids 12 and 15) had read about this place on Tripadvisor and decieded to visit. At first we didn´t think we had come to the right place. It was a small house in a poor neighborhood, and the entrance was from the back of the house. We came into a big crowd... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have always been interested in the underground railroad. but there is only a short mention and 1 area that is on the subject. we started the next part of the tour up stairs. its hot and crowded and hard to hear if you are near the back of the group. not far into the tour it turned political. if... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First of all, the area is a pretty scary ghetto. I personally wouldn't recommend anyone going here. I am from an area close to NYC so I see a lot of sketchy stuff but this took the cake. Upon entering, a tour group was going through. The place was overcrowded. There weren't enough tour guides. It was very unorganized. After... More 

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Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a little gem. You get a guided tour of the house. Complete with wonderful pictures and other effects. The stories you are told and the whole atmosphere bring the underground railway to life. The best museum I visited in a week long tour of USA.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is definitely THE best museum on our trip. The curators paint a picture of what life was like back during the Civil War and even mentioned some terms that we never heard of. Yvan is one of the curators and this girl has an AMAZING singing voice. Gave me chills to hear her sing some of a old slave... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I am embarrassed to tell you that I was born and raised in Memphis and never knew about this haven. - tells you about the history taught in Memphis, right! It was one of the best museums I have ever visited, the tour guides were engaging, extremely knowledgeable, personable and professional. It made me want to immediately upon leaving seek... More 

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The location may be remote, but the wealth of knowledge the staff provides is worth the visit. An educational tour worth a look. Not big, but lasts awhile, so use restroom before you visit. Make sure you listen to the one gal sing(sorry forgot her name), she has a beautiful voice.

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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